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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 15, 2010 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get your primal fix for the day, week...

"Listen to the first 23 seconds of AM Dew: now close your eyes and ask "how the fook did it start here and end with "Liberty""? I think it is thoughts like this that give certain forumites strokes, coronaries, and the piles."

TOOT -

Is it just me or does Dew make an abrupt change from the pent up anger hinted at in those 23 seconds to an almost resignatory, docile tone when the lyrics start? I've listened to it three times now and the song mood swings like it's manic-depressive, bi-polar between the lyrics and intrumentals?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Dec 15, 2010 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get your primal fix for the day, week...

Okay, Mando. You might be onto something. If you listen to TOO a couple tracks later, they maintain more of the opening intensity once the singing starts. So, that kind of supports your point that there is a noticeable dropoff in the Dew after 23 seconds.

Man, this CE outro just kicks so much ass (or, "el punto burro" as we say in these parts.)

TOOTMO

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Dec 15, 2010 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get your primal fix for the day, week...

Shutting down Hollywood Bowl 1967-09-15 and returning to 1967-10-22. Must confess in the first six listenings today forgot to monitor for possible bipolarity, schizophrenia, etc. Won't happen again.

While I am checking it out, chew on this: I thought you were asking me at what point along the Good Ole GD continuum did AM Dew as a song in toto become so mellow. And, I am thinking specifically of very late Dews (late 80's and 90's) where you get Jerry trillin' a little at the end but that's about it.

Back in a few,
TOOTMO

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Dec 15, 2010 9:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get your primal fix for the day, week...

I think in the early Dews, they aimed for those big swings, and wanted the contrast between quiet verses/blaring solos. Over the next few years Morning Dew became more 'settled' and mellow (and Garcia was able to sing it better) - they took their time and changed the dynamics more gradually.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Dec 15, 2010 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get your primal fix for the day, week...

Okay, Mando. You might be onto something. If you listen to TOO a couple tracks later, they maintain more of the opening intensity once the singing starts. So, that kind of supports your point that there is a noticeable dropoff in the Dew after 23 seconds.

Man, this CE outro just kicks so much ass (or, "el punto burro" as we say in these parts.)

TOOTMO

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 15, 2010 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get your primal fix for the day, week...

The difference between TOO and Dew is like night and day. I wonder if this is a good example of one case where the song drives the musicians and another case where the musicians drive the song?

I don't know if that makes any sense to anyone except me. (You should probably seek professional help if that does make sense to you) It seems like they are responding to the tone of Dew and pulling back during the lyrics, but in TOO they are setting the tone?

Shit, that doesn't even make sense to me now??!?!?!?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Dec 15, 2010 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get your primal fix for the day, week...

I see what you are saying, Mando, about the drop-off when the lyrics start. The energy picks back up at 3:30 and again around 5:25 just as he finishes singing those sections.
Is this Jerry more confident playing guitar than singing? Or, is he bringing it down while he is singing so that he can take it THAT MUCH Farther back up?

Other than that opening, the organ seems to mimic the guitar in intensity as they progress through the song. I just don't know and I have no musical training.

I just LOVE that guitar tone during the opening---if I played, that's what I would want to play (and Iron Man and Smoke on the Water and She Ran Calling Wildfire)

TOOTMO

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